Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Famous films in Tenerife

Did you know that Tenerife is a popular location for feature films to be made? This is due mainly to its subtropical year-round climate, the lunar landscape in the Teide National Park and the many volcanic backdrops available.

These are some of the films that I have discovered that have been filmed in whole or in part on the island of Tenerife.

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 Clash of the Titans (2009) was filmed partly on the island, and filming for the new film, Clash of the Titans II, has just been completed.

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) was fimed partly in Tenerife.
 
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Barbarella (1967) starring Jane Fonda also included scenes filmed in Tenerife.

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Bet you didn't know that part of the epic The Ten Commandments (1956) was filmed in Tenerife?
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And the classic film Planet of the Apes (1968) was also filmed in Tenerife.

So, as you can see for a little island it certainly has been popular with the big movie makers. Now I'll have to watch them all again and see if I can spot which bits belong to Tenerife!

And talking of films - only 2 days to go until the premiere of Harry Potter!!!!

Hasta pronto!

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